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St Euny, Yellow and A Poem

This morning we walked the Churchyard again, this time with the photographer for Cornwall Today, a local magazine where our project is to be featured in the May edition.  Every journey into the Churchyard is a revelation – more stones discovered and different Spring flowers in bloom. Today it is Celandines, Primroses and Daffodils.

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This beautiful poem by Linda Gregg is most appropriate for today.
In Praise of Spring – Linda Gregg
 
The day is taken by each thing and grows complete.
I go out and come in and go out again,
confused by a beauty that knows nothing of delay,
rushing like fire. All things move faster
than time and make a stillness thereby. My mind
leans back and smiles, having nothing to say.
Even at night I go out with a light and look
at the growing. I kneel and look at one thing
at a time. A white spider on a peony bud.
I have nothing to give, and make a poor servant,
but I can praise the spring. Praise this wildness
that does not heed the hour. The doe that does not
stop at dark but continues to grow all night long.
The beauty in every degree of flourishing. Violets
lift to the rain and the brook gets louder than ever.
The old German farmer is asleep and the flowers go on
opening. There are stars. Mint grows high. Leaves
bend in the sunlight as the rain continues to fall.
 
 

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Ribbons, Shop Windows and Cornish Choughs

I love going to the haberdashery! I needed some ribbon today and this was the rainbow selection.

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Because it was St Piran’s Day this weekend almost every shop window had big bunches of fresh daffodils in the window , sometimes with other decorations – like this beautiful cake in the bakery.

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You may have noticed red legged  Choughs among the decorations.. The Chough, a symbol of Cornwall and part of our coat-of-arms, is coming back to Cornwall which pleases us all.

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Graveyard Stomp, Yellow Lane and White Primroses

Our project, Until the day Break, stories from the graveyard, moves on apace. On Sunday we had the most amazing afternoon with people who came to find out more and to volunteer as actors, makers, helpers and more and goodness, there was some talent in the room. It was wonderful to hear our stories being brought to life.  This morning Sue and I stomped around St Euny Graveyard with a journalist, Kirstie,  from the magazine Cornwall Today. We told her about the project and about our excitement that it is coming together. She is going to write an article about it all for the May edition.

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One of our Perthi Kov crew just happened to be riding by and came up the lane to meet us all.

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After that windblown adventure, I went for lunch with some lovely friends. I just had to stop on one of the lanes to take this photo to show you the daffodils. There was no traffic about!

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In lovely Sue-next-door’s garden there are some very pretty white Primroses.

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Brightness in the Mizzle, Awake and Sleeping

It has been a murky, mizzly day and I have spent much of it reading about life in Pachuca, Mexico in the late 1800s for our project, ‘Until the Day Break.’  This was my beautiful view through the window.

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Last night we Skyped with our family in Spain and I took photos of the screen of Next-to-littlest -LiveWire and his baby sister, five weeks old. They aren’t good photos but aren’t the little ones just so very lovely?

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If you are in Cornwall and you read my blog, you might be interested in joining the project. The following is from our poster:

We are a local community group creating magical theatre walks in St Euny Churchyard, Redruth in May 2017, telling stories of people buried there…    

Would you like to be involved? We need performers, researchers, artists, costume makers, stage managers, stewards, musicians.

We are holding an initial workshop –

2.00 – 6.00pm, Sunday Feb 26th in the Crypt, St Andrew’s Church, Clinton Road, Redruth TR15 2QB

Check out our Facebook page…

https://www.facebook.com/Perthi-KOV-187888211657610/?fref=ts

Please comment below if you would like to and I will get back to you with more details. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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Together, Spring Flowers and Valentine’s Day

In the last couple of hours before the family left this morning, LiveWire T wanted to do a bit more on her embroidery.

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Spring is on the way! We have Tete a Tete daffodils, Iris Reticulata and Snowdrops brightening the back garden.

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers. This is the 50th Valentine’s Day that the lovely Mr S and I have been together!

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Flowers, Chicken and Tree of Life

We came home last night to find that our Hyacinths, planted for my birthday, had indeed flowered then and are still looking lovely along with the Christmas Cactus.dscn0393

One of our Christmas presents, opened in London last weekend, was this delightful glass chicken made by Danielle Hopkinson. It amused us to put it on our lovely wooden egg keeper along with the eggs! Thanks L, T and B.

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We opened another Christmas present today too, a beautiful intricate carving of The Tree of Life which is now on our kitchen wall. Thanks V and P.dscn0400

Yet another parcel was waiting for us when we arrived home last night and I will show you the beautiful contents tomorrow. Thanks P and J.

 
 

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Cyclamen, A Toad and Red Tailed Hawk

These tiny cyclamen are flowering even as the weather turns quite cold.dscn6949

We found a toad near the compost. I haven’t identified it but the colours are lovely.

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As we were leaving the Grand Canyon, up near Jacob Lake I saw a beautiful, large, black and white bird with a fanned out red tail. As we pulled in to the area to change drivers, we saw a bunch of bird spotters so I asked them if they could identify the bird I had seen and they did – a Red Tailed Hawk. The photo is not mine, sadly.

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If you are reading this tonight, R, just wanted to say that I missed your lovely smiles at Pilates this morning. Hope all is well.

 
 
 
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